In need of opinions

18 September 2014

Money is the root of all evil…. You can’t get rich doing that….. It snows in Winter…. Spiders have eight legs …. George Washington was the first president of the USA…..

Are these facts or opinions? Well, first we need to get the definition of both words:

  • Fact: Something that actually exists; reality; truth
  • Opinion: A belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty. A personal view, attitude, or appraisal

Do you listen to people’s opinions when making important decisions? Or do you seek expert advice? 

There are some wonderful online quotes about fact vs opinion, including ‘You are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts’ and ‘It’s funny how people have strong opinions on things they know nothing about’. 

Most of the time, we base our blog on facts but sometimes the opinions we express quickly get the most profound reactions. I could spend hours trying to piece together a meaningful post and it inspires nothing. And then a collection of random thoughts and opinions spurs discussion and the comments flow!

It’s difficult to know what will grab the attention of other people. People’s opinions will undoubtedly differ, whereas facts do not. And having differing opinions is healthy, so long as we accept that we do not have to end up agreeing!

And so, we would like your opinion. What are your favourite type of posts from FWL? We’d like your feedback…. but be warned, we might not share your opinion and we might not all agree!

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